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Tom Early This might have more to do with my particular style of writing than anything else, but for me, characters come first, and story comes after. I can't b…moreThis might have more to do with my particular style of writing than anything else, but for me, characters come first, and story comes after. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've originally intended to have a scene go one way, and then realize that no, there's no way Sam (being my most troublesome character) would do that. But that's a decent rule of thumb, at least. Try to see how it would feel to make a character do something that they definitely wouldn't do. If it feels wrong to even begin writing it, that's a good sign.

As far as information goes, however, I try to get a sense for their personality foremost. Since a person's personality is often shaped at least in part by their past, a lot of my characters' pasts don't even get created until it's necessary for the story. But the general template should be there - age, gender, family dynamic, basic personality, and so on.

But to wrap this rambling response up - I only really learn about my characters when I'm already writing the story. Don't let feeling like you don't know every facet of your characters stop you from writing - start your story, and see what happens after!(less)
Tom Early I don't. I wait for it to go away if it occurs, but I very rarely get writers block in the first place. I just sometimes feel like writing.…moreI don't. I wait for it to go away if it occurs, but I very rarely get writers block in the first place. I just sometimes feel like writing.(less)
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The Rebels (Sons of Texas, #3)

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Aspect of Winter (Seasons R...

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The Doorway God (Seasons Ri...

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Sons Of Texas: The Proud

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Sons Of Texas: The Defiant

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The Rebels (Sons of Texas, #3)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Return of the Seasons Rising

And… we’re back! I’m pleased to announce that I have republished Aspect of Winter, The Doorway God, and The Final Season in ebook form on Amazon. The buy links are below. I’m hoping to get paperbacks set up soon (the paperbacks on amazon currently are not sold by me, so please consider buying ebook if you want to support me), so please keep an eye out for that announcement, and let your friends kn

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